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Republic of Kazakhstan :, Selected Issues

This Selected Issues paper analyzes whether Kazakhstan has made progress in achieving a more equal income distribution, lower poverty, and a higher level of employment. Given the overarching structural challenges for Kazakhstan, the authorities are stepping up efforts to implement various measures. In order to bolster youth employment and address labor market challenges, the authorities have been revamping a college internship program and a job placement program, which will help to make educated youth competitive in the labor market and to reduce labor market mismatches. The results suggest that Kazakhstan’s economic growth has been broadly inclusive; however, there is room for further improvement. Both income inequality and unemployment in Kazakhstan compare favorably to peers. Fiscal policy could be a useful tool to help reduce income inequality. Better targeting of transfers reduces their fiscal cost and tax levels required to finance them, thus achieving distributional objectives in a more efficient manner. An ambitious structural reform agenda is paramount to Kazakhstan becoming a dynamic emerging market economy and ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth
Table Of Contents
Cover; CONTENTS; ASSESSMENT OF INCLUSIVE GROWTH; A. Income Inequality; FIGURES; 1. Income and Income Inequality; 2. Growth Incidence Curve; 3. Rural and Urban Poverty; 4. Rural Poverty Gap; 5. Regional Income Distribution; B. Employment; 6. Unemployment; 7. Female Labor Force Participation; 8. Unemployment and Inequality; 9. Vulnerable Employment Rate; 10. Unemployment Rate and Self-Employment; 11. Employment and Growth; 12. Employment by Sectors; 13. Unemployment Rate Projections; C. Conclusion; REFERENCES; EXTERNAL SECTOR ASSESSMENT; A. Assessing Reserve Adequacy; FIGURES
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non fiction
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1 online resource (37 p.)
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